Turkish Commercial Code under Articles 14 (2) and 15 (1) extend equal enforceability to documents executed by secure electronic signatures as handwritten signatures. A contract under Turkish law is held valid, even in absence of written signature, if legally competent parties reach an agreement, whether in form of verbal, electronic or traditional paper documents.

Governing Regulation:

The following laws is vital to enforce the validity, legality and admissibility of eSignatures in Turkey

Valid Electronic Signature under Laws of Turkey:

The following are the key elements of a valid eSignature in Turkey:

Documents that can be e-signed in Turkey:

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed our lifestyles and how one conducts business. Most non-essential companies have established completely remote work setups. This “new normal” has concentrated more attention on electronic means of transactions. The “new normal” in the age of Covid-19 proceeds to facilitate the use of eSignatures.

Documents that cannot be e-signed in Turkey:

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